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Health Sciences

College of Education and Professional Studies

Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition with a Specialization in Foods and Nutrition

About our Foods and Nutrition Specialization

Our Food Science and Nutrition Major prepares you for employment or continued study in the field of food and nutrition. Nutrition explores how the nutrients in the food we eat support our bodies in growth and development. In this program, you are encouraged to attach a minor that would complement your education and desired future. A major in nutrition can be transferred to a nursing program if specific classes are fulfilled.

Student preparing food in the food science lab

We’re no longer talking about drugs; instead, we talk about the many health benefits that come from eating the right foods... the key is we’re already beginning to see more positive outcomes. There’s a growing body of evidence that this approach works.”
-David Gee, PhD, Food Science and Nutrition


Why Specialize in Foods and Nutrition at CWU?

Public interest regarding the importance of nutrition to health and fitness is increasing.  Nutrition and Food Science graduates gain a scientific understanding of the principles of human nutrition. Your study of nutrition will give you the power to educate consumers and create healthier communities.  

Program Highlights

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How much does this program cost?

Find out how much this program costs through the registrar

Careers and Outcomes

The foods and nutrition specialization prepares you for a wide variety of careers in the food and nutrition industry including: 

  • The annual wage for a food science technologist is $84,150 
  • Food distributors 
  • Food brokerage companies 
  • Pharmaceutical sales 

Washington is ranked #1 as a top paying states for Food Service Managers, with an average annual wage of $86,100 

If you are interested in continuing your education in a health-related field, find more information about Health Careers 

Degree Information

For information regarding admission requirements, required and elective courses, please reference the 2022-2023 Academic Catalog

To apply, reference our Nutrition Advising Forms

Contact Information

Dr. Nicole Stendell-Hollis
Office 302-K Extension: x3360

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